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Recall of Grenade.50 Calibre Pre-Workout Due to High Nicotinic Acid Content

Friday, 7 October 2016

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:



Grenade .50 Calibre Pre-Workout

Batch Code:

All batch codes, all expiry dates, all flavours, all pack sizes

Country Of Origin:

United Kingdom


According to instructions on the label, one full serving provides 40 mg nicotinic acid, which exceeds the safe tolerable upper intake level for nicotinic acid of 10 mg per day.  One full serving also provides 550 mg caffeine.

Nature Of Danger:

Consuming nicotinic acid at levels greater than 10 mg per day may cause vasodilation and flushing, leading to hypotensive episodes (low blood pressure).

Action Required:


Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are requested, as part of routine inspections, to check businesses to determine if the implicated product is on sale. If found, EHOs should oversee a recall and ensure point of sale notices are displayed in store and on websites, if sold online.  Please notify the FSAI ( of the name and address of any suppliers of this product.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Businesses that have sold the implicated product directly to consumers must place a point of sale recall notice in store and on their website if sold online to inform their customers not to consume the supplement. Food business operators that have sold this product should inform their local EHO.


Consumers are advised not to consume the implicated product. Anyone who has consumed this product and is feeling unwell should seek medical advice.

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